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Author Castles, Elaine E.
Title Inventing intelligence : how America came to worship IQ / Elaine E. Castles.
Published Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2012.
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 Floor2  BF431 .C343 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 197 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Worshipping the altar of IQ -- Intelligence in historical context: the colonial experience -- Science in nineteenth-century America: intellect, intelligence, and the science of man -- Merit and social status in nineteenth-century America -- Phrenology: a precursor to IQ testing -- Intelligence and its measurement -- IQ testing, social control, and merit -- Democratic ideology and IQ testing -- A century of IQ testing: the more things change, the more they stay the same -- Toward a broader conception of intelligence -- Toward a more balanced perspective on heredity and IQ -- Toward a more equitable conception of merit.
Subject Intelligence levels -- United States -- History.
Intelligence tests -- United States -- History.
ISBN 1440803374 (hardcopy : acid-free paper)
9781440803376 (hardcopy : acid-free paper)
9781440803383 (ebook)
1440803382 (ebook)
OCLC number 756577017